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Ciliau Aeron Yew Trees

WorldBlue  In short

An interesting set of historical trees is two Ciliau Aeron Yew Trees that flank the entrance to St. Michael’s Church.

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GPS coordinates
52.2011 N 4.1932 W
Location, address
Europe, United Kingdom, Wales, Ceredigion, Dyfed county, Ciliau Aeron, in the front of St. Michael’s Church
Species
European Yew (Taxus baccata L.)
Circumference (the largest tree)
11.58 m (2014, measured around the group of several trunks)

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St. Michael’s Church is an old church approximately 1 kilometer south of Ciliau Aeron village.

Little is known about the history of this church before the 18th century but in the middle of the 18th century, it was rebuilt in its current shape.

The main entrance in the church garden is flanked by two old yew trees, both reinforced by circular stone walls.

Especially large is the southerly yew tree and to contain the expanding tree, the wall has been extended. The tree itself has multiple trunks now and looks rather like a stand of closely located trees and shrubs. The girth of 11.58 m was measured around the whole group of trunks (July 2014), thus the Ciliau Aeron Yew Tree is not a typical giant with a single trunk.

References

  1. Yew/Yews at Ciliau Aeron, Ancient Yew Group. Accessed on December 27, 2022.
  2. St Michael’s Church, Ciliau Aeron, Coflein. Accessed on December 27, 2022.

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